group management

Managing board

K.C. Staelens (45)

Kurt Staelens was appointed member of the Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group NV on July 1, 2014 and CEO on August 1, 2014. Mr Staelens has worked at Macintosh Retail Group since 1994.


Kurt Staelens is a Belgian national and was Vice-president Sales & E-business at telco company Belgacom in Brussels. During his previous career, he held several commercial management functions and ran his own online business. 





Nationality: Belgian

Position: CEO

Other relevant functions

2012 – 2014 BELGACOM
Vice President of Sales and E-business Belgium and member of the management committee of Belgacom, responsible for Sales and e-Business (1050fte, €2.2 billion revenue).


CEO Benelux Netherlands


Commercial Director Belgium


2001 – 2006  TELENET
2005 – 2006    Strategy Director,
                     Residential Markets Division Belgium

2003 – 2005    Product Marketing Director
                     Residential Markets Division Belgium

2001 – 2003    Indirect Sales Director,
                     Residential Markets Division Belgium


1998 – 2001  PROXIS.COM
Founder & General Manager Belgium


1996 – 1998  MC KINSEY & Co
Associate Belgium, Switzerland & UK


1991 – 1996  EARLY CAREER
Brand Manager, Reckitt & Colman Belgium
Client Service Executive, AC Nielsen Belgium
Assistant Auditor, KPMG Belgium



1996 MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA (graduated with the greatest distinction)

1991  MSc, Commercial Engineering, University of Leuven, Belgium (graduated with distinction)

K.C. Staelens

E.M.H. Coorens (50)

Eric Coorens was appointed member of the Managing Board of Macintosh Retail Group NV on June 1, 2007 and COO on July 1, 2007. Mr Coorens has worked with Macintosh Retail Group since 1996.

Nationality: Dutch

Position: COO

Other relevant functions
  • Project Manager / Information Manager (1996 – 1998);
  • Director of Management Services of Kwantum Deco Group Belgium (1998 – 1999);
  • Director of Product Management of Kwantum Deco Group Netherlands (1999 – 2002);
  • Managing Director of Kwantum Deco Group Netherlands and Belgium (2002 – 2007).

Previously, Eric Coorens worked as Project Manager at RCL, Kerkrade (1989 – 1991), as Project Manager / Information Manager at Vendex International (1991 – 1995) and as Senior Management Consultant at KPMG Management Consulting (1995-1996).

Eric Coorens studied mechanical engineering at Heerlen Technical College. In 1994, he graduated with a Master degree in Business Administration from PUC, Diepenbeek (Belgium). He followed various management training courses, including Bachelor in Economics and Strategic Management in Retail at Babson University, USA, and Vlerick Management School.

E.M.H. Coorens